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Heart-shaped biscuits with pink icing and sugar flowers Tried & Tested

Almond heart shaped biscuits

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Why not try these almond heart-shaped biscuits, perfect for giving as gifts.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:20
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the biscuits

  • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 100g 3½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) lightly beaten
  • 1tsp 1tsp Almond extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Almond extract
  • 275g 9¾ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour

For the decoration

  • 400g 14⅛ oz Royal icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Royal icing sugar
  • Pink food colouring
  • Sugar flowers

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Heat the oven to 190°C (gas mark 5). Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Beat in the egg and almond extract, a little at a time, until well combined. Stir in the flour and mix to a dough.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) lightly beaten
    • 1tsp 1tsp Almond extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Almond extract
    • 275g 9¾ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1 cm/1/2 in thick. Using heart shaped cookie cutters, cut shapes out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Bake the biscuits for 8-12 minutes, until pale golden. Leave on the baking tray for 5 minutes to firm up, then place on a wire rack to cool.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    For the icing sift the icing sugar into a large bowl and stir in water as directed on the packet to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 400g 14⅛ oz Royal icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Royal icing sugar
    • Pink food colouring
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Carefully spread the icing on the biscuits and place a sugar flower on each biscuit before the icing sets.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sugar flowers